The New Yorker published this really interesting article and video about a relatively new way of caring for dementia patients by changing their hospitals or nursing homes into actual replicas of neighborhoods. In these places, caretakers are constantly in a battle of truth vs fiction in deciding which is better for the patient to hear/know based on how developed their dementia is.
The New Yorker's copyeditor, Andrew Boynton, copy edits Donald Trump's Black History Month speech and his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. My surprise here is that most of these oddities are written into his speeches rather than from him directly based on the way he speaks (or non-reads). I mean, doesn't he have a speech writer? I would hope so. But at this point, I don't even think it would matter.
A related video worth watching if you get through the hour long video above.
Family time! This cover for The New Yorker by Chris Ware focuses mainly on the success of the videogame Minecraft, but it also puts into perspective how young people spend time together these days. Myself included. I often hang out with others while each person is individually on our phones and more and more, I don't really feel like there's anything wrong with it. I just don't buy the whole notion of electronic interaction making people less socialable. I actually thing it's making people reach out more and connect more frequently than ever before. The only difference is that a lot of people try to package it with traditional face-to-face interaction which it isn't. There's a whole lot I can say about it really. Maybe you can ask me when we hang.
This animation by Chris Ware and John Kuramoto was made for a December issue of The New Yorker. It was made in collaboration with interviews from This American Life with Ira Glass that retells the story of a mother and daughter realizing the powerful effect of makeup and how it may have affected each person differently.
I wish This American Life made more of these. They're quite lovely to watch.